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The benefits of vegetal dyeing

The benefits of vegetal dyeing

The art of dyeing with natural products is a very ancient practice that was already used in the Paleolithic. 

Plants, flowers and vegetables' peelings make excellent natural pigments. It is better to use textiles made of vegetal fibres such as linen or cotton and animal fibres such as silk and wool because they catch colors more efficiently.

Wool is one of the first textiles on which humans have been practicing vegetal dyes. 

Natural fibres like wool have a high-protein content of animal origin and thus a high color absorption capacity which makes them easy to dye.

To dye a natural textile (plant or animal), you must first choose the plant, the flower or the vegetable that will give you the expected color. They all contain pigments but they will not always provide long-term dyeing.

 

Some of the colors used for MY MOROCCAN RUGS come from olive leaves, pomegranate skins, walnut bark, the skins of red onions or the skins of avocados. The rugs keep their authenticity and the resulting nuances are even more subtle.

You can pick and choose shapes & colors for your rug. It’s all about creating happiness and bringing comfort to your interior.

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